Tyler Panton comes 5th in under 15 boys 60 metres final running 7:28sec.
In his semi-final Tyler posted a time of 7:24 which is the fastest ever time by a Walton AC under 15 boy. Not bad for someone who only took up athletics last September!
George Sudderick won gold in the under 15 boys 300 metres, recording the fastest time in the country this year 37:72, which is also a new club record.
A tough race in Lloyd Park was unfortunately the final nail in the coffin for Walton’s Division 2, until next year at least. Coming in last in the final match means that Walton will be competing in Division 3 next year.
Nonetheless, the team had fun, Duncan ran really well and Rob missed out on being the league’s highest points scorer by one place. There is always next year.
Congratulations to the five Walton athletes who competed on Saturday in the
South East Schools Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships at Brands
In the under 17 men’s race, running against athletes a year older Ben
Fitzpatrick came an outstanding 16th and Ollie Coppolletti 72. In the under
15 boys Tom Jones came 46th. In the under 15 girls race Emma Horsey had a
superb run to come home in 13th place and Megan Coffey 58th.
Under 15 girls take team bronze at Southern champs at Parliament Hill
First race of the day over 4:5km was under 15 boys, Ben Marks continued his
fine form with an outstanding run to finish in 7th place. Ben Fitzpatrick
was next home in 24, Ollie Coppolletti 47, Joshua Taylor 112, Tom Jones
132 and Michael Cotterill 163. out of 291 finishers. The boys narrowly
missed out on a team Medal finishing 4th out of 36 team.
Next up was under the 13 boys race over 3km, in tough conditions the four
boys committed themselves and ran solidly. First home was Ross Hurst in 41
place, followed by Jack Gemmell in 50 then first year in the age group
Jacob Gelona 275 and Freddie Allen 282 out of 312 finishers.
The best was left till last where the under 15 girls packed well to secure
team bronze over 4km course. Charlotte Vaughan led the team home in her
best run of the season in 7th place, followed By Rachel Pharaoh in 29,
Emma Horsey 52, Megan Coffey 80, Imogen Burton 105, Clara Sawicki 207 and
Lani cardwell 210 out of 270 finishers.
Congratulations to all the Walton athletes who competed today in extremely
tough conditions on a equally tough course.
All age groups were in action yesterday at a muddy Lloyd Park for the Surrey Cross Country Championships.
Under 13 boys came 4th in team competition, first home in 21st place was
Ross Hurst, closely followed by Jack Gemmell in 24th, then James Wiles 32nd
and Freddie Allen 54th.
In the Under 15 boys Ben Marks ran his best race of the season so far to
secure second place and gain inter counties selection. In the team race
Walton packed well to secure the silver medal. Ben Marks 2nd, Ben
Fitzpatrick 11th, Oliver Coppellotti 14th and Joshua Taylor 20th made up
the team. Other Walton finishers were Thomas Jones 29th, Michael Cottrill
48th, Rueben Leyland 53rd and Ben Palmer 78th.
Under 15 girls Charlotte Vaughan and Rachel Pharaoh come 4th and 6th
respectively and gained inter counties selection and secured team silver
along with Emma Horsey 10th and Megan Coffey 16th, other Walton athletes
were Imogen Button 17th and Clara Sawicki 39th.
Under 17 mens race Isaac Mammen finished 16th and in the under 20 mens Matt
Pharaoh came 10th and Cameron Chisholm 13th.
The Senior Men’s team had the requisite six members with Duncan coming home in 26th, Jon Ladley in 78th, Rob in 103rd, Tim in 111th, Phil in 119th and Andy close behind in 122nd. The team finished 12th of the 16 clubs.